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Looking for older and historic homes in the State of Delaware or in Chester County, Pennsylvania? Carolyn Roland tells you about Real Estate and gives you hints and stories about historic properties and sites. Call Carolyn Roland, selling older and historic homes in Delaware and Pennsylvania since 1987. Search historic homes in Delaware and Pennsylvania with the help of a trained Architectural Historian and Realtor.
There is definitely a need for more listings in the current market, shown by the following chart:For the year so far, new listings in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania are down 8% and closed sales are up only 1.4%. The only good news is that the median sales price is up 4.3% over 2017. Since ...
DELAWARE EVENTS Saturday, May 5 is First Saturday in the First State in Dover, Delaware. The schedule starts with a program at 9 a.m. on how Caesar Rodney made his historic ride presented at the Bell House, 43 The Green . Also at the Biggs Museum of American Art, self-guided tours and Biggs Kids:...
I know the calendar is saying it's April and Spring is here, but really? Last night I drove through light snow to get to a meeting in Kennett Square. The wind was cruel and fellow attendees tried to talk about anything but the weather.So, I get it. We have no control over it. But still my garden ...
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has come up with some helpful definitions of the choices you can make when working on an historic home.1. Identify the factors that will shape your decision. Deciding whether to restore or rehabilitate your house, and to what extent, involves understan...
DELAWARE NEWS The New Castle Historical Society announces several events for April:The Amstel and Dutch houses will open for the season at 10 a.m. on April 4. Tickets available at the Arsenal, 30 Market Street. Also, the annual meeting will be Tuesday, April 10 at the Arsenal at 7 p.m.  And join ...
On display at Winterthur Museum until January 5, 2019, Follies--Architectural Whimsey in the Garden is a new exhibit which has been placed outside in nature, rather than inside this world-famous museum of period interiors and furnishings. (photo taken through Neoclassical Folly)I had been walking...
If you are looking for a quaint historic home on the Delaware River in Northern Delaware, Old New Castle is the place for you. With beginnings in a Dutch settlement in 1651, New Castle is still an attractive place for present day settlers.With several historic home museums and a historic courthou...
Last week, my son was visiting from Tokyo, and we made a day of it at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. He had not been back home in five years, so there had been a lot of changes in that time.It was sunny, but was threatening to rain in the afternoon, so we started out walking th...
Often, it takes a visit from out-of-town guests to get us to a place we have been meaning to visit ourselves. And so it was this Sunday, when my son was visiting from Tokyo. It was a nice, sunny day, and Doug is a big train buff, so off we drove one hour away to Strasburg in Lancaster County, Pen...
 We know the market is short on listings in New Castle County, Delaware, but how is the real estate market in the area immediately north of the state line in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania doing?For February, 2018, you will note that new listings were up almost 5% over the same time last y...

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